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  1. Nope, I've been on since it's inception. Post #4...

    Nope, I've been on since it's inception. Post #4 is first hand about someone I helped get coverage. I'm so pissed off about the machinations of it and how I got forced out of my group plan for my...
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    makezee are you still listening? I'm having a...

    makezee are you still listening? I'm having a terrible time getting all the PCs on my network to see each other. I've tried everything on the first 3 pages of google search results and still...
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    It's the solar power. All the solar panels in use...

    It's the solar power. All the solar panels in use now are reflecting the sunlight back into space and blocking it from reaching the earth, thus global cooling. :)
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    2 totally different products. Ospho is largely...

    2 totally different products. Ospho is largely phosphoric acid with surfactants and some other chemicals added. It leaves a white phosphate coating on the steel which is claimed to help paint...
  5. Questions - 1. If Medicare for All is the...

    Questions -

    1. If Medicare for All is the solution to the insurance problem, why do so many folks on Medicare have supplemental insurance policies?
    I'm going to hit this age soon, and I'm...
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    I'm guessing the paint is not super glossy...

    I'm guessing the paint is not super glossy lacquer or similar, so how about a paint preparation that improves paint adhesion as well as prevent rust? Something like Ospho, or Pickel-X or Metal Prep?...
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    Interesting auction. First power hacksaw with an...

    Interesting auction. First power hacksaw with an incremental infeed table I've seen.
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    FWIW, I had a similar puzzler on an 80s machine....

    FWIW, I had a similar puzzler on an 80s machine. Went overnight from running fine one day to wouldn't fart when cranking the next. Checked all the things like you have, had someone helping, finally...
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    Looks exactly like my Speedaire pump of similar...

    Looks exactly like my Speedaire pump of similar age. Mine has had a hard life and still runs like new. Run it until it develops a problem.
  10. I can relate, I've outlived all of the men of the...

    I can relate, I've outlived all of the men of the last 3 generations of my family. I'm healthy but so were they until they suddenly weren't.
  11. Wow, Tom, I'm sorry to hear what happened to you!...

    Wow, Tom, I'm sorry to hear what happened to you! I tuned out when this became political and theoretical, but I am concerned for you and hope you recover well. This is a concern for all of us "of a...
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    Vertical slotter would be the most versatile, or...

    Vertical slotter would be the most versatile, or a slotter attachment on a mill. You don't have to go as big as a Pratt & Whitney, there are smaller machines, like the Douglas 7A. Not as common, but...
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    Has anyone tried the Kendall SHP grease? It...

    Has anyone tried the Kendall SHP grease? It really does work. Honest,.
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    An outfeed table usually works OK, coplanar to...

    An outfeed table usually works OK, coplanar to the infeed rollers and with a fence in line with the infeed fence, long enough to handle 30 minutes or so worth of cutting
  15. I think it works really well. I look at the...

    I think it works really well. I look at the welded toe and ground off welds every time I use it and wonder about the guy who welded it though :)
  16. I bought one of the blue Temco 5/10 ton Ebay toe...

    I bought one of the blue Temco 5/10 ton Ebay toe jacks, it's been plenty for 16K lb machines, and moves around easily by my standards. Was going to make something using a portapower but haven't...
  17. If you can arrange your personal taxable income...

    If you can arrange your personal taxable income to be just over $17,500, there are great deals to be had, like $100 deductible and $5/month premiums here in PA. But not for normal folks AFAICS.
  18. Thread: Broaching force

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    A thought if you really want to grind after...

    A thought if you really want to grind after broaching - You can put a few round sizing flutes on the broach after (or before) the spline flutes, to cut the ID of the part to size. That way the ID is...
  19. That's interesting, have a photo? Google is no...

    That's interesting, have a photo? Google is no help.
  20. Thread: Broaching force

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    Broaching is one of the simplest metalcutting...

    Broaching is one of the simplest metalcutting operations performed in a machine shop. It's still very easy to screw it up. I went through several vendors trying to get it done properly when I started...
  21. That was my first thought also, not having heard...

    That was my first thought also, not having heard or seen the observer's tone or body language. He might be seeing you as one would see an artist - passionate and committed.



    I say the same...
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    I'm not an engineer, but I do pull similar parts....

    I'm not an engineer, but I do pull similar parts. Seat of the pants estimate from me is that you need about 5 tons to pull that part.
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    That sounds like the system EG posted. Are you...

    That sounds like the system EG posted. Are you going that way, or something else? I'm looking for similar.
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    I advertise in one UK publication, they were no...

    I advertise in one UK publication, they were no longer allowed to accept checks for payment sometime last year, I have to do wire transfers now.
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    +1 for a liftgate. Tommygate makes lightweight...

    +1 for a liftgate. Tommygate makes lightweight lift gates suitable for a pickup truck. I have one on an f350 box truck, it's most of the reason I own that truck. Capacity 1000 lbs.
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